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3 years ago#71
Thread needs more Planescape: Torment love. :3
3 years ago#72
PhaseSlaethe posted...
The first two at least deserve the SMT name, being two incredibly dark atmospheric titles.

3 had that kind of atmosphere lightly, and then 4 just shucked it.

Also, I don't really know if I can consider them spinoffs so much as branch games from Nocturne.


Eh, I'll admit, the only one I have any real experience playing was Persona 3, and I own 4 but never opened it. I liked what I played of 3, but I stopped about two times after starting it, both times around when you get some blue-haired girl.
3 years ago#73
Lufia II, without question. Why it isn't on the list is beyond me :P
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3 years ago#74
jackstar_rock posted...
Thread needs more Planescape: Torment love. :3


Only games with good gameplay count :P
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3 years ago#75
I don't feel like there's any real way to pick a single greatest (any more than there would be with say, novels, or poetry. How could you work out what criteria to use?). My favourite is Tales of the Abyss, and second would be Skies of Acadia, but really a lot of RPGs I've played have different strong points.

Considering WRPGs and JRPGs together doesn't work that well, either, plus there are subgenres, like monster raising games like Pokemon. There's too much variation in gameplay, and story (or even whether story particularly matters to the game in question) to throw them all in together as though RPG means a very clearly defined genre.

SuigintouEV posted...
OTHER

My favorite game of all time is Tales of the Abyss.


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3 years ago#76
Final Fantasy 9
Grandia 2
Shadow Hearts 2
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3 years ago#77
WoW
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3 years ago#78
^ Correct.

You basically need to break apart this poll into each subgenre of the RPG realm.

Not necessarily "W" and "J" btw.

Action

Strategy

Do we consider Dungeon-Crawlers to be on the same platform as standard world map types?
3 years ago#79
Sinfullyvannila posted...
jackstar_rock posted...
Thread needs more Planescape: Torment love. :3


Only games with good gameplay count :P

Nonsense. :p

Playing as a mage in Torment for Nameless One is flawless gameplay! Magic missiles! Chromatic Orbs! Lighting Bolts! Fireballs! Classic AD&D spells brought to life on screen!
3 years ago#80
PhaseSlaethe posted...
You basically need to break apart this poll into each subgenre of the RPG realm.

Not necessarily "W" and "J" btw.

Action

Strategy

Do we consider Dungeon-Crawlers to be on the same platform as standard world map types?

Dungeon Crawlers can be any of the three types. Traditional types like Etrian Odyssey are Turn-based, Hack and Slash games like Diablo are Action, and Roguetypes like Pokemon Mystery Dungeon are Strategy.


And while you can break it up this way, it's probably unnecessary. There doesn't seem to be a significant rift in fanbases between the RPG subgenres. Most people who like SRPGs also like ARPGs and turn-based RPGs. The sticking point is usually JRPG vs WRPG.

Also, some games are blurring the line these days anyway. How would you categorize Trails in the Sky? It has an SRPG-like battle system but otherwise seems like a turn-based RPG. What about a game like Dragon Quest X, which is mostly turn based but has some light Action-like elements?
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